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What It's Like to Be an FBI Agent

What It's Like to Be an FBI Agent

Jack Owens attended law school although he never wanted to be a lawyer. He chose a profession based on rules, regulations, and bureaucracy, but he wasn't much of a rules guy. For 30 years, Jack Owens was an FBI agent, catching bad guys, working Cold War counterintelligence, and earning a spot on the S.W.A.T.... Read More »

How Jay-Z Turns Everything He Touches Into Gold

How Jay-Z Turns Everything He Touches Into Gold

Def Jam Recordings, Rocawear clothing, Club 40/40, a New Jersey Nets basketball game, lunch with Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow at The Spotted Pig, a concert produced by Roc Nation, and an interview with Oprah Winfrey all have one thing in common: Shawn Corey Carter, also known as Jay-Z. At some point... Read More »

How Job Seekers Can Overcome Disadvantages in the Job Search

How Job Seekers Can Overcome Disadvantages in the Job Search

JIST Publishing The job market is full of imperfect candidates. Many have gaps in their work history. Some haven't been living in the area where they are seeking employment. Others have little to no experience or are overqualified for the jobs they want. Obstacles like these can make it difficult for a... Read More »

Never Get a Real Job

Never Get a Real Job

In 'Never Get a Real Job,' serial entrepreneur Scott Gerber covers everything that's necessary for a start-up to produce revenues. Its value is that it blows up the glamorous myths and great expectations about launching a business. Read More »

The Secret to Getting Hired In Today's Job Market

The Secret to Getting Hired In Today's Job Market

You all know someone who is either out of work or in the throes of the job application process. Maybe you are even trying to move up at your current place of employment or get a pay raise. Either way, you know one thing for sure: It's harder to get a job today than ever before. But rather than blame the... Read More »

Four-Step Program For Dealing With a Bad Boss

Four-Step Program For Dealing With a Bad Boss

Sooner or later we all have to work for someone we can't stand. When that happens, some people quit, some suffer in silence, and others cope by sulking, obsessing, or retaliating. In their recent book, 'Working For You Isn't Working For Me,' authors Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster examine bad boss... Read More »

The Adventures of Unemployed Man

The Adventures of Unemployed Man

If you're going to take a lesson away from reading the new comic book 'The Adventures of Unemployed Man,' since teaching life lessons is what comic books do in an oversized way, it's that no one should feel ashamed of being unemployed. As someone who was laid off during the Great Recession and hasn't yet found... Read More »

20 Biggest Workplace Anxiety Triggers

20 Biggest Workplace Anxiety Triggers

From speaking up at a meeting to making a presentation or attending a company social event, there are plenty of workplace anxiety triggers beyond the stress of trying to hold on to a job during a recession. After all, millions of other people have lost their jobs during the past two years, so having a job in a... Read More »

Never Fly Solo: Tips for Flying High in Business by Entrepreneur and Pilot Waldo Waldman

Never Fly Solo: Tips for Flying High in Business by Entrepreneur and Pilot Waldo Waldman

In today's tough economy where jobs are scarce and the daily competition is fierce, professional success often seems like one exhausting, never-ending battle. One man who knows the literal ups and downs of surviving such battles is Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, author of the book 'Never Fly Solo.' A decorated... Read More »

How to Combat Procrastination and Other Irrational Workplace Behaviors

How to Combat Procrastination and Other Irrational Workplace Behaviors

Here are things you can do to combat workplace irrationality. Read More »

Everything Women Need to Know to Become Successful in Their Careers

Everything Women Need to Know to Become Successful in Their Careers

In her recently released book, 'The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What You Need to Learn But Won't Learn in Business School', author Selena Rezvani provides the road map for women to become successful in their careers. Rezvani shares the wisdom she garnered through in-depth interviews with 30 successful... Read More »

What Color is Your Parachute? Interview with Career Guru Richard Bolles

What Color is Your Parachute? Interview with Career Guru Richard Bolles

'What Color is Your Parachute?', by Richard N. Bolles, is the best-selling job-hunting book in the world with over 10 million copies sold to date. Bolles has often been called a career guru, and his book -- first commercially published in 1972 -- is considered the job hunter's bible. He coined the terms... Read More »

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